Blueberry Lemon Muffincookie by Alternative Baking Company.

Blueberry Baking in Baltimore

Blueberry Lemon Muffincookie by Alternative Baking Company.
Blueberry Lemon Muffincookie by Alternative Baking Company.

Good morning! Today, I am on a Long Layover in Baltimore International (BWI).

7:00 am and hungry. This Mexican bar with portobello tacos is still serving breakfast…so I go to the adjacent gift shop to scour the snack department.

There is a treasure trove of vanilla cashews (yes, but I’d eat the whole bag), cinnamon Somersaults, countless Kind bars, and a tempting NuGo carrot cake vegan protein bar. As I am just about to surrender to the caked carrot bar, I turn square into a snack-tower stuffed with vegan goods!

Hello, what do we have here? I recognized the brand, the Alternative Baking Company, from a previous grocery dive. Whole Foods, perhaps. The scintillating flavors—Almond Anise, Blueberry Lemon, and Espresso Chocolate Chip—created an epic battle in my mind. After narrowing down the exciting choices to a select few including Lemon poppy and Pumpkin Spice, I realize that among these cookies a brand signature seems to appear: the Muffincookie.

“Looks like a cookie–Easts like a muffin!”

Now, like any good American, I know the muffin man; and the Cookie Monster is my BFF. But…”What is this muffincookie?” I wonder to myself and my early-to-rise cashier king. Upon reading the back of the label, I find that the Alternative Baking Company hails from California. Sacramento, to be exact. Sold.

20g of Sugar and 210 calories per serving? Each globular muffincookie boasts two fruitful servings. With these Olympic stats, reaching a delicious state of ecstasy is more likely than even seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Check, & mate.

Delicious, indeed! The colossal Blueberry Lemon Muffincookie was intended to last two meals. However, it was defeated completely within the hour.

Breaking apart the meal revealed a thick, cake texture.  If you’ve ever baked with a little too much rice flour and a little too much grape juice (a popular, natural fruit-flavor enhancer), you know what I’m talking about.

Overall, this blueberry yum-muffin may have been heavier than my carry-on luggage. While the Alternative Baking Company’s Muffincookie is not something I could eat every morning for breakfast…is is definitely a delightfully tasty treat I can seek out any time I’m on a layover at the Baltimore International Airport gate D.

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